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Arif N. Ali, MD

 
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Titles Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
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Biography Prior to medical school, Dr. Ali graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and then went on to complete an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. After graduation, he was hired as a full-time contract technical staff member at Los Alamos where he completed several research projects and a series of peer-reviewed journal publications on topics related to national defense. Dr. Ali received several awards while at the University of Illinois and at Los Alamos including the Collins Engineering Scholarship, induction into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, a Los Alamos National Laboratory Glenn T. Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowship and Los Alamos National Laboratory contractor performance awards for 2 consecutive years.

In 2000, Dr. Ali decided to change careers and was accepted into the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In late 2001, Dr. Ali was selected for a pilot training slot with the Indiana Air National Guard with an F-16 follow-on. He took a military leave of absence from medical school while he trained with the active duty U.S. Air Force in various jets including the T-37 and T-38 before he was medically disqualified. He returned to medical school at the University of Chicago and has chosen to continue serving in the Georgia Air National Guard as a Flight Physician with the current rank of Major. In 2011, he took a military leave of absence from Emory to serve overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Ali also received several research awards during medical school and residency including the University of Chicago Leon O. Jacobson Prize and the Emory Radiation Oncology Resident Research Day 1st Place Prize. Dr. Ali also received a prestigious $216,000 cancer research grant from the Department of Defense while in residency and was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

In his spare time, Dr. Ali enjoys playing with his yellow Labrador Retriever (Trigg), running, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, trap shooting, downhill skiing, dining with friends and participating in a variety of weekly church activities.
Clinical Specialties ‚ó¶Central Nervous System (CNS) including brain and spinal cord tumors
Gastrointestinal System (GI) Cancers
Breast Cancer
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Education Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Internship: Internal medicine - Emory University
Residency: Radiation Oncology - Emory University
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Memberships American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology Board Eligible
Awards Dr. Ali received several research awards during medical school and residency including the University of Chicago Leon O. Jacobson Prize and the Emory Radiation Oncology Resident Research Day 1st Place Prize. Dr. Ali also received a prestigious $216,000 cancer research grant from the Department of Defense while in residency and was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Cancers Treated Brain Tumor Program, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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